Footprinted.org – Experiences from using linked open data for environmental impact information
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 25th EnviroInfo Conference – Innovations in Sharing Environmental Observations and Information / [ed] Pillmann, W., Schade, S., and Smits, P., Aachen, Germany.: Schaker-Verlag , 2011, 1-9 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Sustainability science relies heavily on information (Allenby 2000, 2006). And as sustainability isgaining weight in decision-making, good and accessible environmental information is needed(Goleman 2009). This is true both at an institutional level, like when deciding the materials forbuilding a product, and at a personal level, deciding between chicken and salmon at thesupermarket. However, most of the environmental information is closed, based on proprietarysoftware, expensive or in text documents that are not possible to process.
We believe that it is necessary to bring open data concepts from the web to environmentalimpact information (Davis et al, 2010; Zapico et al, 2010). This would increase transparency,openness, and make it easier to create sustainability services on top of the data.
Exploring these ideas we have created Footprinted1, a web service that is trying to solve theseproblems by opening up the information using linked data, focusing in life cycle assessmentinformation. This article presents the finished application, the experiences developing it, and thefirst usages.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aachen, Germany.: Schaker-Verlag , 2011. 1-9 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-49539OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-49539DiVA: diva2:459770
QC 201112232011-12-232011-11-282012-02-23Bibliographically approved